9:12am

Wed February 27, 2013
Fracking + Food

Today on Your Call: How is fracking affecting our food and water supply?

  On today's Your Call, we’ll talk about hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") and how it may be negatively impacting the health of our food supply, water systems, and ultimately our bodies.  Journalist, Elizabeth Royte, wrote in an article for The Nation: "there’s growing evidence that these two impulses, toward energy and food independence, may be at odds with each other."  Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org.  Do you know if your food or water comes from near a fracking site?  It’s Your Call with Holly Kernan, and You.  

Guests:

Elizabeth Royte, health and environmental reporter and author of The Nation Magazine article, “Fracking the Food Supply”

Dr. Sandra Steingraber, founder of New Yorker's Against Fracking; authority on the environment links to cancer and human health; and author of “Raising Elijah: Protecting Children in an Age of Environmental Crisis”

Adam Scow, California Campaigns Director with Food and Water Watch; organizes around fracking in California

Jacki Schilke, rancher in North Dakota affected by fracking

Resources:

Sandra Steingraber 

Elizabeth Royte Blog 

Chefs for the Marcellus

Facebook: Farmers against Fracking

Facebook: Free Screening of "Split Estate"

Food and Water Watch: Fracking Action Center

SFGate: Fracking undermines California’s future

The Nation: Fracking Our Food Supply 

Organic Consumers: Fracking our Farms: A Tale of Five Farming Families

Save Colorado from Fracking: Food Supply Contamination

Grist: Fracking with our food: how gas drilling affects farming

NBC News: Livestock falling ill in fracking regions

Youtube: Concerned Health Professionals of New York Speak Out

Youtube: Sandra Steingraber Confronts DEC Commissioner Environmental Hearing 2-4-13

Youtube: Ecologist Sandra Steingraber sandra Speaks out on Fracking at Albany Feb 4th 2013

Mother Jones: How Rural America Got Fracked 

Mother Jones: Fracking Wastewater Threatens to Drown Ohio

LA Times: Review: 'Frack Nation' takes on anti-fracking documentary

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